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Saturday, 22 December 2018

Budapest

Budapest is a wonderful central European country with so much history.  I think it definitely worth a visit if you are visitng Europe or live in Europe. Here are a few snaps from the trip and a few tips of places to visit.

Places to see/visit

St Stephens Basilica



Buda Castle and Budapest History Museum
These places are on the Buda side of the Danube river and climbing up there provides excellent views of the city.


Margaret Island (including the Budapest sign)
The views from the bridge just before Margaret Island are pretty cool too.


Hungarian Parliament Building

Hungarian baths


Chain Bridge

Danube promenade




If you walk west from the centre (on the Pest side) of the Danube river, there are many beautiful bridges.









General lounging



Great market hall - This is a place to go if you want to buy souvenirs or taste some different cuisine.

Shopping - I stayed at the Mercure City Centre Budapest which was on the street 'Vaci u' where there is a lot of shopping. If you run out of things to do, there are some shops but don't be shocked by the prices - they are in the Hungarian Currency (Hungarian Forint) which is about 350 to the British Pound!

Food and drink
We ate at an italian on Vaci u one evening, as the weather was bad. On our last day, we went to the Hard rock cafe (my family can be rather fussy with food!)
We also went to a Hungarian Bistro called Sorforras Etterem which was lovely and I had the Paprika chicken with egg-gnocchi with chive. Chicken paprikash is a traditional hungarian dish I had to try it: it was lovely! There was also a man playing the piano throughout the evening who seemed really lovely, which was a nice setting.

One day we had a big lunch at Mazel Tov which is an amazing Israeli restaurant near the ruin bars. As my sister is vegetarian and I don't really eat much meat, this was a great choice for us amongst all the beef goulash Hungary has to offer. We had falafel, hummus, pitta (amazing!), some mushrooms, tomato salsa and some chips.
This place was recommended to me by a friend and the food was honestly incredible and lived up to its expectations.



Ruin bars
If you visit Budapest, you have to go to the ruin bars. They are set in old buildings that have not been repaired and make for such an edgy vibe. Drinks are super cheap too!



Leave your recommendations in the comments below!

Alice xxx

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